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Leiko Ikemura: Usagi in Wonderland

Sainsbury Centre / Norwich / Art

Usagi means “rabbit” in Japanese. For the Japanese-Swiss artist Leiko Ikemura, usagi also represents fertility, rebirth, and renewal. In the last three decades of her career, Ikemura has focused on nature, creating sculptures, paintings, and drawings that sees human forms, animal forms, and plant forms sharing a similar sentience. “My message is a visual and a sensual one,” she explains. “The exhibition is not just about the works but making space so people can breathe and be with art.” For her first exhibition in the U.K., Ikemura has chosen 50 career-defining works. —E.C.

Sainsbury Centre University of East Anglia, Norfolk Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ
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